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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 February 2005

Bolsover protesters win round one of toxic waste battle

"WE'VE WON the first round but need to carry on until this toxic site is cleaned."

That was the mood of 500 local people in Bolsover on 5 February, demonstrating in protest at a planning application for a new waste disposal plant on the heavily polluted Coalite site.

Days before the march the local paper splashed the news - the company had withdrawn its application! Apparently they decided the site was not suitable.

A 1,400-signature petition and 500 protest letters to the County Council, two public meetings each attended by over 200 people and this demonstration undoubtedly helped make Anglo United's corporate minds up.

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In The Socialist 12 February 2005:

Defend pensions: All out on 23 March

Time to make a stand on pensions

NUT leadership wriggle over pension action

Incapacity benefit: New Labour hits the poor and vulnerable

Bolsover protesters win round one of toxic waste battle

Crisis time in Welsh hospitals

Immigration policy: Labour apes the Tories - again

Longbridge workers still fighting to defend jobs

Left victory in firefighters' union

UNISON general secretary election: Prentis attacks the opposition

Financing the fightback

May Day Greetings

Iraq - mobilise to withdraw the troops

Huge crowd cheers Chavez's radical speech at World Social Forum 2005

Socialism can 'make poverty history'

Northern Ireland decommissioning crisis: The failure of sectarian politics

Slovakia: Multinational victimises trade unionists

Scottish Socialist Party: Clear socialist alternative needed


 

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